DFAT, RAI keen to take rural councils on a foreign journey

Rural shire council staff are being sought to take part in a leadership program to raise awareness about how regional Australia could benefit from international trade, investment, and tourism.

The program will consist of six interactive webinars designed to generate ideas on how shire councils might capitalise on these as part of their Covid-19 recovery efforts.

It is being administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in partnership with the Regional Australia Institute (RAI).

The workshops will run from 20 August to 10 December 2021 with the final presentation comprising short-listed video presentations from participants on their international engagement proposal for their region.

A mentorship platform will guide the learning process and inform the proposal. The program is open to early to mid-career applicants who are working in economic/growth roles within regional and rural shire councils.

Applications close on 30 July.  Click here for more details.